to late to dig up boxwood with good nebari?

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to late to dig up boxwood with good nebari?

Post  Neil Jaeger on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:03 pm

is it to late to dig up a boxwood shrub that a friend is willing to part with? i just think it would be great material to work with it also has great nebari. right now the shrub is about 2 feet tall with no growth inside it. only worry is that there is not enuff time for plant to establish itself before winter. around 3 months?



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Re: to late to dig up boxwood with good nebari?

Post  JimLewis on Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:40 am

Dunno how great it would be after you've clipped off all those low branches. But it probably is too late to be certain it would survive unless you took a LARGE rootball and immediately planted it back in the ground somewhere.

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Re: to late to dig up boxwood with good nebari?

Post  Neil Jaeger on Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:16 am

thank you, its not going anywhere so ill wait till next year.

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Re: to late to dig up boxwood with good nebari?

Post  Ricky Keaton on Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:14 am

Jim Lewis told me this a few weeks ago
"Get as much of an undisturbed rootball as humanly possible. This means a pickup truck and someone to help you lift the tree into and out of the trunk bed.

Before you go to dig the tree, dig a large (wide) hole in your garden to put it in immediately after it arrives at your place. The hole should be dug where the tree will get a.m. sun and p.m. part shade. Fill it with water before you leave to dig the plant, so the bottom and sides are wet when you get there.

Put the newly dug tree in the hole as carefully as possible. Try not to plant it any deeper than it was growing at the station. This means, you may have to backfill a bit before you set the tree in the hole. Be quick.

As soon as the tree and rootball is sitting in the hole, fill it with water again. THEN backfill into the water with the original soil from the hole. Use a sick to ensure that soil fills all the voids around the edge of the root ball (and under it!). With some extra soil from the hole, create a low ridge around the newly planted tree at the edge of the hole. Fill it with water again.

Water it this way 2-3 times a week for the next month or two"

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Post  Neil Jaeger on Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:12 am

thank you so much for spreading the knowledge that was passed to you. i was kind of getting the feeling that alot of what ive been posting was not welcome in these fourms. with all the stuff about "newbies".

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Post  Ricky Keaton on Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:47 pm

sublime716 wrote:thank you so much for spreading the knowledge that was passed to you. i was kind of getting the feeling that alot of what ive been posting was not welcome in these fourms. with all the stuff about "newbies".

same here!!!


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Post  Seth Ellwood on Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:12 pm

Any questions you have are welcome on this forum it is a public place for all of us to share knowledge with each other

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